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WordCamp Victoria 2012

I have had the absolute pleasure of hosting WordCamp Victoria for the last 3 years, and we are set to have another one on January 14th, 2012. Unlike the last 2, I am going to speak at this one. My topic is Social Comment Systems: Integration and Comparisons. To make it easier for people to […]

Social Media – Top 25

It’s been over 8 months since my last social media top 10 list, so I figured it was time for an update. Last time, my top 10 list was actually a top 18, so I figured I’d just bite the bullet, and make this one a top 25. If you are using social media for […]

Dear Twitter: Please Rob My House

OK, not really. Seriously. Please don’t. But I was delighted to be interviewed for a CHEK News story by Kristen Robinson on this exact topic. Watch the video on their official Facebook page. Here’s a couple tips: Don’t put your vacation plans on Twitter or Facebook. Post those vacation photos and videos when you get back, […]

Top 5 Tips For New Facebook Pages

1. Make your page title as generic as possible. If you are setting up a page to promote your company brand, this may not be an option. But generic pages are far more likely to gain fans than brand pages. Think about it this way – if you have a website about “Travel to Asia”, […]

Is Google Buzz the Twitter Killer?

Some have compared it to FriendFeed, some have called it Google’s answer to Facebook, and some are just annoyed and can’t wait to turn it off (in GMail, you can scroll to the bottom and click on “turn off buzz”, by the way). Others have predicted Google Buzz will annihilate Twitter! They make a compelling […]

Top 10 Social Media

I have written various articles on social media in the past, and a few people have asked what my favourites are. The following list is not “the best”, nor specifically “the best for application X”, rather my favourites – those I enjoy using or gain specific benefit for using. 10. Ning‘s (like Your Canada) Ning […]

Happy 5th Birthday Firefox!

The Mozilla Firefox browser is 5 years old! Now that Internet Explorer isn’t nearly as awful as it once was, and Google Chrome has started to raise some eyebrows, we often forget the effect Firefox had on the world. They made a cool site, and a cool video. And, of course, they published it on […]

AURP Conference 2009

I am delighted to be speaking at the AURP Conference in Vancouver tomorrow, on the topic of using Social Media in the promotion of technology parks. I was actually a bit surprised that social media wasn’t being embraced more by technology parks around the world, especially given their propensity for “technology.” More importantly, social media […]